Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Brian and Gayle Hill of Portland, Oregon, the University of Idaho College of Science is able to offer several fellowships each year to support undergraduate research projects. The awards typically extend for three semesters and include both a research budget and a scholarship component.
2013 Hill Undergrad Research Fellowship Recipients
The 2013 batch of fellowship winners (with projects beginning spring semester 2014) is as follows:
- Benjamin Anzis, Mathematics (Faculty mentor: Stefan Tohaneunu)
Using algebraic geometric techniques to error-correct linear codes.
- Kami Cole, Microbiology (Faculty mentor: Craig McGowan)
How do they climb the hill? The effect of incline hopping in kangaroo rats.
- Hailey Knox, Chemistry (Faculty mentor: Jakob Magolan)
Synthesis of MF-438 and analogs for targeting lung cancer-initiating cells.
- Duy Duc Nguyen, Biology (Faculty mentor: Peter Fuerst)
Cell apoptosis and regeneration of axons in association with up regulation of phosphorylated c-Jun in Dscam mutant mouse retina.
- Joseph Schmalz, Biochemistry (Faculty mentor: Jakob Magolan)
Synthesis of contrasting agents used for computed tomography (CT) scans.
Read about a few of our 2013 recipients of the Hill Fellowship.